Interviews
Beth Graczyk + Alice Gosti Interview Sara Shelton Mann

Beth Graczyk + Alice Gosti Interview Sara Shelton Mann

STANCE is delighted to share another artist2artist podcast, produced by Beth Graczyk. In Beth’s words: This is an interview with Sara Shelton Mann conducted by Alice Gosti and myself, Beth Graczyk. Sara taught an intensive during Velocity’s Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation (SFDI) focusing on enlivening the body and its potential through multiple avenues of energy work. Utilizing Qigong, contact improvisation, imagery, biomechanics, bodywork and full-body dancing...
Pretend Pretension podcast: An Android wonders why anybody dances in the first place

Pretend Pretension podcast: An Android wonders why anybody dances in the first place

This is a podcast that aims to talk in circles, about dancing, something, and nothing. You’ll see! “Pretend Pretension” is a robotic, semi-academic musing on why anybody dances in the first place. Its a rather unusual thing to train the human body to move in unusual ways. Friendly android Peter attempts to clarify what exactly is so imperative that a human would train their body so unusually...
Hot Mess: The Interview

Hot Mess: The Interview

Joyce Liao interviews Rachel Grant, Kaitlin McCarthy and Jenny Peterson, the creators of Hot Mess. Hot Mess was an independently-produced evening of new dance performance that premiered through the Access Velocity program at Velocity Dance Center on February 22nd and 23rd, 2013. How did Hot Mess happen? Rachel: I have to give Kaitlin all the credit on this one: she decided to just make this show happen,...
Tara Dyberg and Jesse French talk immigration, power, and the science of sound

Tara Dyberg and Jesse French talk immigration, power, and the science of sound

A year ago Tara Dyberg, a dancer with Ate9 and formerly, Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, began the process of immigrating to the United States from Canada. As she tells it in this episode of STANCEcast, regular encounters with domineering U.S. border agents shrunk her physical and emotional self. Empowered by achieving permanent resident status, Dyberg is ready to take on a new role in making dances....
Jeremy Wade talks deserts, an impossible score, and his cracking shell

Jeremy Wade talks deserts, an impossible score, and his cracking shell

He’s done the preacher. He’s done the shaman. Berlin-based dance artist Jeremy Wade will do ’em all over again when he performs his solo Fountain at Velocity on Feb 15th and 16th. He’ll also be teaching a workshop. The latest STANCEcast features highlights from Jeremy’s journey through the Western states and the impossible score he seeks to fulfill in Fountain. Download the podcast: STANCEcast: Jeremy Wade Or...
Zoe Scofield and Brian Rogers talk process, magic, and misery

Zoe Scofield and Brian Rogers talk process, magic, and misery

Zoe Scofield and Juniper Shuey’s latest work is all about process. For this episode of STANCEcast, Zoe talks with Brian Rogers to trace the path that lead to zoe | juniper’s current project: No one to witness and adjust, no one to drive the car. Brian is the artistic director of the Chocolate Factory in Queens, New York where this September he—whilst plastered—premiered Hot Box. This is...
Mark Haim and Allie Hankins

Mark Haim and Allie Hankins

We’re delighted to share the latest artist2artist podcast, produced by Beth Graczyk. Dance makers Mark Haim and Allie Hankins talk time. Their conversation is a fitting entrée to STANCE’s upcoming FOCUS, ABOUT:TIME. This podcast was recorded October 9th, 2012 in Beth Graczyk’s home in Capitol Hill. artist2artist is a podcast of conversations that source dance and dance making. These conversations are between artists engaged in creative research...
Amy O and Jhon Stronks talk race, gender, and the communion of the ass

Amy O and Jhon Stronks talk race, gender, and the communion of the ass

The Most Innovative, Daring, and Original Piece of Dance/Performance You Will See This Decade. That’s the title of Amy O’s evening-length solo that premiered at Velocity on October 12, 2012. Curious to understand what makes that work so daring and original STANCE set up a phone call between Amy O and Houston-based dance artist Jhon Stronks. In this episode of STANCEcast, Amy and Jhon continue a dialogue...
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STANCE // Q+A: Tonya Lockyer

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT STANCE // Q+A: Tonya Lockyer

Stance’s first Guest Editor Syniva Whitney has questions: How did STANCE get its name? Mary Margaret Moore, who played a key role in the development of STANCE, came up with a list of potential names. One of them was Circumstance. She and I played with it, then zeroed in on STANCE. We asked other folks what they thought, and STANCE stuck. What started STANCE? A conversation, a...
Julyen Hamilton and Angelina Baldoz

Julyen Hamilton and Angelina Baldoz

STANCE welcomes Beth Graczyk’s artist2artist to our INTERVIEWS page. The most recent artist2artist podcast features dance improviser and Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation teaching artist Julyen Hamilton in conversation with composer Angelina Baldoz. This podcast was recorded August 3rd, 2012 in Steward studio at Velocity Dance Center, Seattle, WA. artist2artist is a podcast of conversations that source dance and dance making. These conversations are between artists engaged...
Q+A: Mary Margaret Moore

Q+A: Mary Margaret Moore

Mary Margaret Moore, one of the main mind’s behind STANCE, answers a few questions about the creation of the journal and why we want to talk about dance, performance and the possibility of levitation.   What started STANCE? A conversation, a group of people, an idea, a dream, a combination of these things? Oh yes, a combination of all these things. When I arrived in Seattle in...